^^theyre probly talking about game backups, dvd backups, etc
ur trying to transfer data to ur xbox via disc? then it wont matter if u make an image and burn it, or burn the files directly...its all the same shit, becuz its not sumthing that requires an image...so its a waste of time.
in evox...u cant just put a data dvd in and epect to be able to open it up and look at the files an transfer them to ur hd. maybe if u install a program, then go into the program and try to do it.. but i personally havnt done that, so i wouldnt know wat to suggest. to be quite honest...ftp is easier, faster, more convienient, and less expensive... and the bottom line is...ud need the ftp connection to install that program anyways.
u have to make sure ur burning to a dvd-r, dvd-rw, or cdrw as well...otherwise, ull have issues with ur xbox reading the disc...and (for dvd+, dvd+rw) changing the booktype or bitsetting doesnt help, despite wat people say. ull get a blank screen, or a dirty disc error, or it just wont recoginize that theres a disc in at all.
sounds like u probly just installed a softmod on ur box thru splinter cell type softmod, or installer disc, and u dont wanna go thru the trouble of setting up ftp and everything.... but unfortunately, most answers to ur problem involve that, so, u might as well send ur files that way anyways. for example.. u could use a different dash, that DOES support a file manager without an outside program... but ud have to ftp the dash to ur xbox anyways, unless you have some type of usb or other hardware mod, which i doubt.
so, theres the long answer. but the short answer is, u cant do it, without ftping, in which case...thatd be the way u should send the files anyways.